Thirteen years since blue-skinned Pandorans dominated billboards across the world, Avatar is back.
The sequel to ’s 2009 epic – Avatar: The Way of Water – will hit the big screen on 16 December, promising viewers even more dazzling visual effects and another lengthy stint in cinema stalls and on sofas (it’s three hours, 10 minutes long).
Naturally, the great and the good of the entertainment world have already enjoyed previews of the soon-to-be blockbuster, and the outpouring of adulation is pretty overwhelming.
For anyone who doesn’t have the time or the inclination to read lengthy reviews, we’ve put together a collection of seven of the top bitesize critiques, courtesy of Twitter.
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The Oscar-winning, filmmaking legend Guillermo del Toro gushed: “I say it again: Avatar 2 - seeing it you realize how long it has been since you saw a MOVIE-MOVIE (like that, in caps).”
Erik Davis, of Rotten Tomatoes announced: "Happy to say #AvatarTheWayOfWater is phenomenal! Bigger, better & more emotional than #Avatar, the film is visually breathtaking, visceral & incredibly engrossing. The story, the spectacle, the spirituality, the beauty - this is moviemaking & storytelling at its absolute finest."